I recently got a chance to try out X-Rite's Colormunki Photo device. This allows you to not only profile your monitor (and projector), but also to create printer / paper profiles. What I particularly like about it is that it is very easy to use, and the process has very few steps. The Colormunki Photo runs [...]
My favorite layout style in Lightroom's Print module is the Custom Package, which allows us to layout multiple photos on the page. These can be laid out on top of each other, they can overlap, text can be added, etc.. Here are a couple examples -- a tryptic that I designed to print, and a collage [...]
In this third article of a three-part series on sharpening in Lightroom, I explain output sharpening. Here are the other two articles: Part 1: Overview of the Three Step Sharpening workflow, and Capture Sharpening in Depth Part 2: Creative Sharpening - Sharpening Eyes and Other Local Elements To summarize the first two steps in the [...]
“How large can I print my photo?” is a question I get from Lightroom users all the time. The ultimate answer of course is – it depends. In the end you will need to do your own tests and find out what you are satisfied with. Below is some information that should help you with that [...]
Anywhere you see a color selection square in Lightroom, such as for page background color in the Print module, you can choose a color not only from the color picker that comes up when you click on it, but also a color from one of your photos. How? Simply click in the main color selection area [...]
Do you like Lightroom’s print layout capabilities, but don’t have a printer to print to, or want to just share your design electronically? Perhaps you saw my video tutorial on using the Lightroom Custom Print Package to design collages, but you thought it wasn’t relevant to you because you don’t have a printer. No problem — [...]
If you watched my video tutorial on the Custom Print Package in Lightroom, you know how to make a collage of photographs. Here’s an example I put together quickly, leaving the background color white, and adding a grey stroke border to the images (the black frame is not part of the result): You could make your [...]
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You are designing a slideshow, and you want the background color to be a particular color from one of your images. Or, you are designing a web gallery, and you want the background color to be the color on your website, or some other cool color you have found. The question is, how do you find [...]
Need to produce a print of a specific size, like 5"x7"? These are most likely not the proportions of your original image, so somewhere in your workflow you will need to crop the image to these proportions. You could use the crop overlay tool in the Develop module to get the proportions and then go to [...]
Check out my post over on O'Reilly Digital Media's Inside Lightroom blog on the miracle of two button printing in Lightroom. If you have been printing in Photoshop, you will be amazed at how you can streamline your printing process.